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“Amazing place to stay for our first time in Europe”
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The Toren
Ranked #2 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
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“Amazing place to stay for our first time in Europe”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in November 2013 for 5 nights of our European vacation and we can't say enough good things about it. We stayed in the Cottage Suite, it was very nice. The room was actually bigger than we envisioned since everyone that we knew who went to Amsterdam before us kept saying how the rooms were so small at the hotels. It had 1 flatscreen TV in front of the bed, a standup shower, a very cool jacuzzi and a nice sitting area with another flatscreen TV. Just outside our room door was a very large outdoor patio area that anyone staying at the hotel can use, we loved just sitting out there at night before going to bed and enjoying the peacefulness of the City. The hotel is within walking distance of pretty much everywhere that you will want to visit while in Amsterdam. The staff was amazing and extremely helpful. It was so good that we have booked 2 more trips back there in 2014. Thank you to the Toren for making our stay in Amsterdam the best vacation we have had to date.

Room Tip: We loved the Cottage Suite, we found it to be very private as its in an area where there are only 2...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

In spite of just one night stay, we felt very relaxed in a gorgeous room. We could walk from the Amsterdum Central station without any problem. Staff are very nice and friendly. Because we had to leave early in the morning, we missed the famous Dutch breakfast. I wish we could stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, Texas
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed for two nights before taking a river cruise that departed from Amsterdam. Our flight arrived early in the morning and we went directly to the hotel thinking that we could just drop off our bags. But instead we were greeted warmly and treated to breakfast while the prepared our room. We were in our room by 11 AM.
The location of this hotel is perfect. It is located on a charming canal and within walking distance of many attractions and the tram lines. The front desk gave us a map of the city with all the tram lines clearly marked and were able to sell us a two day tram pass. There are also many excellent restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
In addition to the location and friendliness of the staff, the rooms are very comfortable. They room was not spacious, but the bathroom was, and the bed was perfect for getting over jet lag. There is a charge for breakfast at the hotel, but the breakfast is well worth the charge. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

After trying all the 5 star hotels in Amsterdam my husband was attracted to all the positive reviews trip advisor gave this charming, warm, boutique hotel. I'm here to add to the chorus! We were warmly welcome by two young attractive ladies behind the desk who then handed our keys and luggage to a very nice young man who turned out to be the bartender. He took us to a small but lovey room that was a bit unusual. After staying in 3 different rooms during our stay because we took several excursions from Amsterdam, we found that the rooms were all unusual in the same way. They all had bathrooms that were divided from the room with a heavy curtain so it could be completely opened or closed. On the bathroom side of the curtain there was a jacuzzi tube and full bathroom with an enclosed water closet. In addition, each room had a vanity and a mirror so that I could sit and dry my hair.
They serve a nice breakfast and while they don't have a full restaurant they can make a few salads, soup and cheese plates that can be a light dinner or they can order from the local restaurants which can be sushi (which we loved) pizza or the Michelin starred restaurant around the corner.
Probably the best part though is the staff. Everyone is cheery and warm. Every morning we were asked how we slept and if the room was ok.
So after you have a very cool room and a lovely, warm staff the cherry on top is the car service! Parking is always a problem in Amsterdam but they have a fix. If you call before you arrive there is someone there to take it to an off site garage. Then give them one hours notice and they will have it at the front door. All for less than half the cost of parking in hard to find, crowded local garages.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

we stayed 9 nights here and had a wonderful time. Beautifully decorated and designed; absolutely the friendliest and best staff of any hotel; great location; delicious breakfast buffet; and great bar. We would stay here again, and highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

The Toren is a Beautiful Boutique Hotel on the canal in the perfect location. The Staff was amazing at arranging our pick up from the airport and once we arrived to The Toren they were extremely kind and helpful. They made our dinner reservations and told us the best places to go shopping, museums even for amazing Apple Pie. Our room was Beautiful! When we walked into our room we were so happy and delighted. It faced the canal and was quite large. Beautiful furnishings and a Nespresso machine in the room. Breakfast was also great. The service in this hotel is five stars. I highly recommend The Toren. Also, it was our 10th wedding anniversary and they sent Champagne, Chocolate and Strawberries to our room with a lovely card from the owners. Very Classy!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Good location near Ann Frank huis, 5 streets, funky shops in Jordaan, dam square and central station. Short walk to nice restaurants (try de luwte round the corner) and cosy bar where we enjoyed cocktails. Would rather have paid less and not had drinks/ champagne and spared our livers.
The annex was a bit noisy with door banging from cleaners/ guests in the morning and I do wish they would get rid of the 80's dried flowers!
The canal house next door looked more modern when we peeked through the window.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: The Toren
Address: Keizersgracht 164, 1015 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Toren 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Allow the award-winning hotel The Toren to charm you with an unforgettable, unique and memorable experience in Amsterdam. The Toren offers an elegantly designed interior and a warm welcome; this combined with the beautiful surroundings of Amsterdam's central canal area creates a special atmosphere and a safe haven for guests to completely relax. The hotel has been designed with your pleasure in mind! Worldwide tourists and business travelers familiar with the hotel will discover it afresh. ... more   less 
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The Toren - Hampshire Classic Hotel Amsterdam
Toren Hotel Amsterdam
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